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04 Mar 2011 description

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Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons - In the past year, the movement of people within their country, and from one country or even continent to another has continued to rise. According to UNHCR (06/10) there were over 43 million forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2009, which is the highest number since the mid-1990s.

02 Jun 2010 description

CONTENTS

• Introduction: food and nutrition security in West Africa: opportunities and challenges 1

• Soaring food prices, climate change and bioenergy: new challenges for food security and nutrition 2

• Collaborating on nutrition and food security: Implications for the health and agriculture sectors 7

• Capacity development: challenges and opportunities 11

• Implications of a resilient and sustainable smallholder food production system in West Africa on food security, nutrition and health of the population 14

27 Apr 2010 description

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Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices - directly affect the nutritional status especially of children under two years of age and, ultimately, have an impact on child survival. Appropriate and timely support for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in emergency situation can save life, ICYF practices have been investigated by ACF, UNICEF and UNHCR in Côte d'Ivoire, Uganda and Syria. The newly revised indicator list was applied by SC-UK in Afghanistan and in the Gaza strip of the occupied Palestinian territory.

31 Dec 2009 description

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Impact of Food Prices Rises On Malnutrition and Food Security

- International food and oil prices soared until further in 2008 and translated in varying degrees into higher domestic food prices causing food riots in over 30 countries. Even though food prices are falling on the global markets, surveillance showed that local prices have continued to increase or have remained at their inflated level in a number of vulnerable countries.

31 May 2005 description

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Djibouti-Drought alert-The last three rainy seasons were poor and this was compounded by the migration of pastoralists from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in search of pasture and resulted in the deterioration of the food security situation.

31 Aug 2004 description

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Kenya - Drought emergency declared in 26 districts -The president of Kenya declared the current drought a "national disaster" and appealed for relief food assistance. Early cessation of rains in May has led to the wilting of crops and insufficient replenishment of pastures. Twenty-six of the 71 districts of Kenya are affected and 1.8 million people are considered in need of food aid.

31 May 2004 description

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Ethiopia - Dire situation of IDPs in Somali region -The nutrition and food security situation has improved in most parts of Ethiopia compared to 2002 and 2003. This may be attributed to better weather conditions and to the humanitarian aid which have probably mitigated the situation. Whilst in some areas, the nutrition situation seems under-control, it is still average to precarious in most parts of Ethiopia. The Somali region is especially at risk, due to poor rainfall and the presence of IDPs.

26 Jul 2002 description

Eritrea The situation in Eritrea is precarious as a result of the continuing effect of an ongoing drought that is threatening food security at the country level. The country is also still suffering the effects of the war with Ethiopia and much work needs to be done to reintegrate fighters and rehabilitate much of the land and infrastructure in war affected areas. This has left a great deal of people acutely vulnerable and suffering from chronic food insecurity. It is concerning to note that humanitarian activities remains acutely under funded.

22 Dec 1999 description


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Angola. Government offensives in the Central Highlands have resulted in new displacement and subsequent humanitarian needs. Very high prevalences of malnutrition have once more been re-ported in Malange among children and also adults, and thus the situation has not improved since the last survey in June and affects both IDPs and the resident population.

28 Sep 1999 description


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Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

27 Sep 1999 description

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Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

01 Sep 1999 description

The signing of a peace accord between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Lome on July 7th 1999 has led to increased security in the country. The accord maintains the previous commitments of the parties to guarantee safe humanitarian access and facilitate the fielding of independent assessment missions by registered agencies. Sierra Leone remains the least developed country in the world with a life expectancy of 37 years, and per capita income of less than US $200/year.

04 Aug 1999 description

The signing of a peace accord between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Lome on July 7th 1999 has led to increased security in the country. The accord maintains the previous commitments of the parties to guarantee safe humanitarian access and facilitate the fielding of independent assessment missions by registered agencies. Sierra Leone remains the least developed country in the world with a life expectancy of 37 years, and per capita income of less than US $200/year.

07 Jul 1999 description


RNIS Update - July 1999
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Angola. The recent insecurity in Angola continues to create massive humanitarian needs. Surveys and assessments have confirmed the critical nutritional situation. Humanitarian assistance is severely hampered due to reduced access caused by insecurity. Many of the cities in the Central Highlands are experiencing near siege-like conditions. An influx of IDPs into the provincial capitals has created public health crises affecting both the resident and displaced populations.